The Indianapolis region will host all 67 games of the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Selection Sunday is set for March 14 and the Final Four will be held on April 3 and 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"This is a historic moment for NCAA members and the state of Indiana," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a news release Monday. "We have worked tirelessly to reimagine a tournament structure that maintains our unique championship opportunity for college athletes. The reality of today's announcement was possible thanks to the tremendous leadership of our membership, local authorities and staff."
The NCAA announced in November it was planning to stage the event in a single location for health and safety concerns, and Indianapolis already was slated to host the Final Four.
The 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dates for the 2021 preliminary-round games are still being determined.
Games will be played on two courts at Lucas Oil Stadium -- with only one game at a time -- as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.) and Assembly Hall (Bloomington, Ind.).
The tournament hosts are Ball State University, Butler University, the Horizon League, Indiana University, IUPUI and Purdue University. The Indiana Convention Center will serve as a practice facility and Marriott properties will house most of the teams in a "controlled environment," according to the NCAA.
"All teams will be housed on dedicated hotel floors, with physically distanced meeting and dining rooms, as well as secure transportation to and from competition venues," the NCAA said.
The NCAA also will donate thousands of masks throughout the state leading up to the tournament to promote its "Mask Madness" initiative.
"The 2021 version of March Madness will be one to remember, if for no other reason than the uniqueness of the event," said NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt in a release. "With the direction of the men's basketball committee, we are making the most of the circumstances the global pandemic has presented. We're fortunate to have neighbors and partners in Indianapolis and surrounding communities who not only love the game of basketball as much as anyone else in the country but have a storied history when it comes to staging major sporting events.
"This is going to be complicated and difficult; there's no question about that. We appreciate the collaboration among the men's basketball committee and staff, our hosts and local organizers, the staffs at each practice and competition venue, and our broadcast and corporate partners. We will all pull together and stage a terrific national championship."